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Lady Gaga: she's no (copyright) monster
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2013

The federal district court in New Jersey has dismissed Stefani Germanotta, a.k.a. Lady Gaga, from a copyright lawsuit filed by composer and record


Spider-Man lives to web-sling (and sing) another day following settlement of copyright suit
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2013

After infamously departing (i.e., being fired) from the nascent production of the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, acclaimed stage and


Copyright owners left legally jet lagged? the Supreme Court embraces the international exhaustion doctrine
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2013

A multi-year legal drama over the proper scope of certain sections of the U.S. Copyright Act, as applied to goods made and first sold outside the


Celebrity trademark watch: Kardashians kalled to kourt?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 15 2013

Kim, Kourtney, and Khloé , the reality-TV triple threat otherwise known as the Kardashians, are going to have to keep up with the federal


Celebrity trademark watch: Elizabeth Taylor, godmother of celebrity branding, is this year’s highest earning dead celebrity
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2012

The history of celebrity endorsements is over 100 years old, dating back to at least the late 19th century when acclaimed stage actress Lillie Langtry began appearing on packages of Pear’s Soap.


Celebrity trademark watch: did Tim Tebow “trademark” his signature move?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 30 2012

Within the past few days a number of news outlets, television programs, websites, and blogs have been reporting that former Denver Bronco and current New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow has received a federal trademark registration for his signature, mid-game prayer gesture in which he drops to one knee while placing a fist against his forehead


Celebrity trademark watch: Marilyn, Elvis and Michael teach us how to beat the high cost of dying
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 4 2012

Marilyn Monroe was perhaps the more clever of Hollywood’s famous dumb blondes.


Oh what a tangled web: does Julie Taymor have a valid copyright in Spider-Man?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2012

The backstage drama, from the classic 1950 film All About Eve to the new television hit Smash, is an oft employed narrative convention filled with juicy melodrama between show business colleagues set to the backdrop of a spectacular stage production.


Celebrity trademark watch: is it possible to hip hop to the front of the line?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 14 2012

Every now and then celebrities enjoy perks that you and I can only dream about.


Millions of foreign works no longer in the public domain: the Supreme Court upholds 1994 Copyright Law
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2012

As the old adage goes, ask a simple question and you’ll get a simple answer.